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URI FLP - Portugal
Lisbon, Portugal (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Winter J-term
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January 2 - January 17, 2020
This course will explore the history, culture, and innovation of Portugal. In this program students will travel to Portugal to be familiarized with the culture of one the oldest countries in Europe and to observe cutting edge innovation. Students will visit organizations, cultural sites, companies and universities and learn contemporary aspects of Portugal, which will include business, engineering and environmental concerns. The program will support the mission of the University of Rhode Island by enriching the lives of our students through experiential learning and creating connections that will lead to future partnership opportunities.  


Students will earn 3 URI credits for POR 497 or LET 151. No Portuguese language experience is required. This program is open to students in all disciplines.

POR 497: Prior to departure, students will research and collect information regarding the companies, museums, and tour excursions within Lisbon, Coimbra, Porto and Evora. Reading other materials will be made available on Sakai. Upon arrival, students will have the opportunity to explore the city of Lisbon, experience the actual sites, and interview people. Students will then use the information that they have gathered from their experiences and create a video, which will include historical, cultural and innovative information along with pictures from the study abroad experience. Several writing tasks will also be required and are to be completed during the program
Students at a beginning level of POR (POR 101-102) may write their writing tasks in English, while intermediate (POR 103-104) and advanced language students (POR 205-206) will be required to complete their writing tasks in Portuguese.

LET 151: Students will be able to learn about the products, practices, and perspectives of the Portuguese culture, and also about the history and new innovations that we credit to Portugal. All tours and lectures will be explained in English. Students will be required to complete several writing tasks as well as contribute to the video.

Course work will be supplemented with various cultural excursions to different cities such as Lisbon, Coimbra, Conímbraga, Porto, Braga, Évora, Sintra, Cascais, Aveiro and Óbidos and will learn about the history and culture specific to each city including art, business, and gastronomy.  



Students will stay in double occupancy rooms in shared apartments and/or twin rooms in a 3-star hotel located in center city Lisbon. Note that this program will include some overnights in similar hotels in other cities in Portugal. Breakfasts (if staying in a hotel) and some group meals will be provided.


 Residency  Program Fee  URI Tuition  Total Cost
 In-State  $3,530  $858  $4,388
 Out-of-State  $3,530  $1,422  $4,952

Program fee includes:
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Accommodations
  • Some meals
  • In-country transportation
  • Excursions and cultural activities
  • Health Insurance
NOTES: All fees are subject to change.



Judy de Oliveira, Ph.D.
Dr. Judy de Oliveira is an instructor of Portuguese in the Department of Languages at the University of Rhode Island and an instructor of Spanish at Salve Regina University. She received her Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her current research interests include sociolinguistics, language variation amongst native and heritage speakers of Portuguese and Spanish, and second language acquisition.Ermelinda Zito
Ermelinda Zito is an Instructor of Portuguese in the Department of Languages at the University of Rhode Island.

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